borrow pit


: an excavated area where material has been dug for use as fill at another location

Examples of borrow pit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lake Sandy Jo is located in Gary’s Black Oak section on a 50-acre site at 3615 W. 25th Ave., which includes the former 40-foot-deep water-filled borrow pit. Carrie Napoleon,, 18 Feb. 2022 Baldwin County: $4 million to convert an existing borrow pit into new wetlands that will improve water quality and reduce flooding in the Magnolia River watershed. al, 15 Oct. 2021 Under the new regulations, county commissioners would have to approve a permit for a borrow pit greater than 5,000 cubic yards, down from 10,000 cubic yards under the previous rules. Martin E. Comas,, 27 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of borrow pit was in 1863

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“Borrow pit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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